SEIU membership in Calif. grows with Kindred staffers

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 28, 2015

More than 220 employees at Kindred Hospital La Mirada in California voted to join the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU's growing membership is trying to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour and fully fund Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.

Sutter Health maintains operating momentum as costs creep up

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 09, 2015

Sutter Health, a 25-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., overcame rising costs in the third quarter as it saw additional revenue from higher volume, fewer self-pay patients and the return of the state's provider fee program.

Sutter sees higher revenue as outpatient activity grows

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 15, 2015

Sutter Health, the Sacramento, Calif.-based system, continued to benefit from higher Medicaid payments and a decrease in uninsured. But like many of its peers, the 25-hospital group is grappling with higher labor and supply costs.

Tech firms refocus to address Stage 3 meaningful-use rules

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 10, 2015

A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.

Longer lives, falling rates put pressure on hospital pension plans

By Melanie Evans  |  September 19, 2015

Healthcare systems face broader unfunded pension liabilities as they make long overdue updates to their assumptions for retiree longevity, and raise the level of assets they will need to account for a falling discount rate.

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

CEO pay soars at top not-for-profits

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.

Sutter Health reports stronger margins, discloses $3M settlement

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 22, 2015

Sutter Health reported that it nearly doubled its operating margin in the first quarter of the year as admissions increased and more patients had insurance. The Sacramento, Calif., system also disclosed that it entered into a $3 million settlement in May with the U.S. Justice Department.

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2015

Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.

Sutter, Blue Shield end feud, agree to two-year contract

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 07, 2015

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital not-for-profit California health system, and Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.

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